To what degree does this time period represent a period of progress or decline?

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In History
  • War in the Air(+1) $

    War in the Air(+1) $
    In 1914, flying an airplane was still in its infancy, having the ability to take off and land a plan was considered an astonishing accomplishment.
  • War Measures Act(-2) #

    War Measures Act(-2) #
    On August 22, 1914, the War Measures Act is passed by the Government. This act allows police to arrest Canadian people with German or Austro-Hungarian backgrounds also known as "enemy aliens", with many of them ending up in labor camps.
  • The Second Battle of Ypres(+1) *

    The Second Battle of Ypres(+1) *
    During this time, Aboriginal people were allowed to help fight with the Canadians.
  • War Tax Act(-1) !$

    War Tax Act(-1) !$
    This act introduced tax, based on yearly income to most Canadians, not including those active with services overseas and those with incomes below $2000.
  • The Battle at Somme(-1) $

    The Battle at Somme(-1) $
    At the Somme, the 22nd Battalion suffered a huge amount of losses after joining the Newfoundland Regiment, out of 801 men, only 68 were not wounded or killed.
  • Women for the Ability to Vote(+1) !*

    Women for the Ability to Vote(+1) !*
    When women started to enter the workforce and stopped being in domestic roles, the amount of pressure to the provincial government increased for women to have the ability to vote.
  • Exhibition of Canadian Photograpghy(+1) $

    Exhibition of Canadian Photograpghy(+1) $
    In July 1917, more than 80,000 people came to see the Official Canadian War Photographs Exhibition which took place in London, the photographs in the exhibition are taken by many Canadian artists.
  • The Battle at Vimy Ridge(+2) $*

    The Battle at Vimy Ridge(+2) $*
    This is the battle that is known as Canada's greatest success as a great national pride, and there were an amount of black soldiers who contributed to this as well. They helped to prove a black man's worth in a white man's army.
  • Military Service Act(-2) $!

    Military Service Act(-2) $!
    This act makes military service compulsotory for men between the ages of 20 to 45. This angered many French-Canadians as they did not want to take part in a war that had nothing to do with them and many conscientious objectors refused to fight.
  • Changing Notions of Women(+1) *

    Changing Notions of Women(+1) *
    On May 19, 1918, the 1st Canadian General Hospital is attacked by enemy air attack, many nurses, doctors, and soldiers lives are lost. When images and news surfaced of these nurses working hard and even sacrificing their lives, it helped rid the stereotype of women being seen as fragile beings.